Do you have a question regarding the festival? We hope to be able to answer it for you. Take a look at this list of frequently asked questions.The list of frequently asked questions will be supplemented in the run-up to the festival.

If your question is not listed below, you can also ask questions via the icon on the bottom left of your browser window or send an email to info@moviesthatmatter.nl.

Movies that Matter Festival 2023

  • When does the festival take place?

    The Movies that Matter Festival 2023 will take place from Friday 24 March to Saturday 1 April 2023 at Filmhuis Den Haag and Theater aan het Spui. A festival programme will also be presented at various satellite locations across the country.

  • When do ticket sales start?

    Online ticket sales start on Thursday 9 March. From Friday 24 March, you can also buy tickets at the festival box office in The Hague.

  • When will the full programme be announced?

    The full film programme will be announced at the start of ticket sales on Thursday 9 March. Some Q&As and talks may still be added to the programme in the following week.

  • When will the festival newspaper be published?
    Our festival newspaper will be published on 9 March as an insert to the Trouw newspaper.
    Newsletter subscribers who have registered to receive the festival newspaper at home will receive it on or shortly after 9 March. Please note: the festival newspaper is in Dutch.
  • Are subtitles available with all movies?

    Almost all Movies that Matter movies are screened either with English or Dutch subtitles. The individual film pages state the spoken language(s) of the film and whether/which subtitles are available.

    The available subtitles are also indicated in our programme overview and you can filter on this in the ‘Screenings & Events’ tab.

  • Can I sign up as a volunteer this year?

    Our volunteers are indispensable to the organisation of the Movies that Matter Festival. This year we are again looking for people to help us before, during and after the festival. Find our more about volunteering at the MtMF23 here and sign up.

  • I am a filmmaker. How do I submit my film?

    You could submit your film for the Movies that Matter Festival 2023 until 21 November 2022. From 1 June 2023, the entries for the Movies that Matter Festival 2024 will open.

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  • Do you offer accreditations for press and professionals?

    The Movies that Matter Festival welcomes press and professionals from the film and human rights sector across the globe to attend the festival. More information on accreditations will follow shortly.